Beware the equity cliff

Will 2014 be 1987 all over again? As the equity rally enters its fifth year, parallels are inevitable.

Is Brazil as risky as CDS prices suggest?

Brazil is a riskier portfolio option than Mexico, according to live data from Euromoney’s Country Risk Survey, but the data suggest the risk differential is smaller than is currently priced into the credit default swap market.

Fragments of Asia

The structural development of Asia’s capital markets is failing to keep pace with economic growth.

ECB battles Basel rules in war for SME finance

Euromoney investigates whether the need to stimulate European SME financing will finally soften the regulatory treatment of ABS, which has now been deemed by the European Commission the vehicle through which the growth of bank lending can best be achieved.